This Deluxe Collector's Edition Has Been Luxuriously Bound With Full Genuine Leather.
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2005. R.G. Grant "BATTLE: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat". Deluxe limited edition. Luxuriously bound with full genuine leather with 22kt gold accents. As New, still sealed in the original shrink-wrap by the publisher. Over-sized collector's edition. A rare book for the discerning collector. Encyclopedia type volume. Heavily illustrated. Photos of actual item.
This special collector's edition is now OUT OF PRINT from the publisher.
Book Dimensions: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
About the book
From the discovery of bronze and iron to the introduction of gunpowder and weapons of mass destruction, this beautifully illustrated volume outlines the key developments in military technology and strategy since the birth of civilization. Hundreds of full-color images.
DK's Battle draws together, for the first time, the many facets of battle — the glory and the gore, the attrition and atrocity — in a new and original way. Organized chronologically, Battle provides a detailed overview of the conduct of warfare through the centuries, from the first recorded battle at Megiddo between the massed ranks of Hittites and Egyptians, to the war of the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction. In each era, the technology that transformed the battlefield and the tactics that won the day are explored and explained. Battle is an indispensable reference to this most fundamental part of the human story.
"The comprehensive, busily illustrated Battle covers 5,000 years of combat in one volume, from the Old Kingdom of Egypt to recent conflicts in the Balkans and Chechnya. Although written for adults, these books would have thrilled me starting at about the age of 9." – William Grimes, The New York Times
About the author
R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, including titles on the Revolutionary War, World War I and II, and the Vietnam War. He's also the author of DK's Flight: 100 Years of Aviation, Warrior, and Battle at Sea.
R.G. Grant is a historian who has written extensively on many aspects and periods of history. Among his more than fifty published books are: Battle, Soldier, and Battle at Sea (2005, 2007, 2008). He was also a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century (1999) and consultant for Chronology of World History (1995). He is also a contributor to 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History, where earlier versions of his contributions to Britannica first appeared.
Reg Grant trained as an historian at Oxford University. He then worked as a language teacher in Paris and Lisbon before returning home to become a freelance writer. His books for Hodder Wayland include several volumes in the New Perspectives series.
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